We have brought together firearms organizations and gun violence prevention advocates in Franklin County, PA; Adams County, PA; and Washington, DC to take joint action that improves gun safety and prevents violence. Participants include civically minded residents associated with firearms organizations or violence prevention organizations.
Key program activities:
Sept. 7, 2019: Influence skills workshop in Waynesboro, PA
Sept. 28, 2019: Project design workshop in Washington, D.C.
Sept. 2019 - August 2020 in Franklin County; Adams County; and DC: Implementing a project to achieve key gun safety and violence prevention goals identified by participants. Projects may include efforts to gun-related deaths from suicides, domestic violence, and intra-community conflict.
Franklin County, PA
Population density: 168 people per square mile
89% white, 5% Hispanic, 4% black
Median property value: $174,000
President Trump won 71% of the vote in '16.
Includes Waynesboro, a borough of 10,568 people, and home to "Super Decathlon" event in Aug '18
Adams County, PA
Population density: 197 people per square mile
89% white, 7% Hispanic, 2% black
Median age: 43
President Trump won 66% of the vote in '16 in Adams County.
Population density: 11,535 people per square mile
48% black, 40% white
Median property value: $576,000
President Trump won 4% of the vote in '16.
Home to the first UR Action office (and White House and Congress)